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Stop trying to motivate your team

Stop trying to motivate your team

I’m always being asked questions about motivation. Questions like “How do I motivate my team?” or “How do I keep my team motivated?”. This is a really common dilemma for leaders and managers at all levels. Whether you are a newly promoted team leader, a divisional head in a major PLC, an MD or CEO […]

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What’s the number one job of a leader?

What’s the number one job of a leader?

Average reading time: 3 minutes 35 seconds “Ben, what’s the most important job of a leader?” That was the question that Bruce Scott, the Company Chairman, asked me over dinner one winter’s night. I hadn’t long been promoted to the Senior Leadership Team at World Challenge. I remember the conversation as if it were yesterday. […]

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The devil’s in the email

The devil’s in the email

Average Reading Time: 2 minutes 50 seconds It’s the start of a new year and many of us are returning to work full of good intentions. Intentions to be more effective. Aspirations to be more organised and to get that ever-elusive work-life balance just a bit better. Dreams to be a better leader… to be […]

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17 rules to help you fly in 2019

17 rules to help you fly in 2019

Image by Ricardo Gomes Angel – @ripato   1. Be a good human Whatever you do, always remember that your number one job each day is to strive to be a good human being.   2. The truth about resilience. Resilience isn’t about just “pushing on through”. It’s about looking after ourselves so that we […]

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Nine principles for taking your team from good to great…and beyond

Nine principles for taking your team from good to great…and beyond

Average reading time: 2 minutes Focus on team development, constantly. The only way to build a genuine high-performing team is to work, constantly, on being a high-performing team. Great teams are not built as a result of a single two-day offsite at a nice hotel.   Do the basics well, with ruthless consistency. Bells, whistles […]

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